Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor

Today in Hip-Hop History: ATCQ Drops Their ‘Low End Theory’ Album 27 Years Ago

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On this date in 1991, Queens emcees Q-Tip and the late Phife Dawg along with their DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad released the group’s second full-length studio album Low End Theory. Visit for more information The sophomore jinx definitely did not come into play with this project from Tribe, with both Tip and Phife’s rhyme […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Phife Dawg One Year Later

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Phife Dawg, born Malik Taylor, was a founding member of Hip Hop pioneers A Tribe Called Quest, along with group members Q-Tip, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. On March 22, 2016, Phife’s relatives revealed in a public statement, “We regret to share the news that on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016, Malik has passed away […]

A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes Participate In Street Naming For Phife Dawg

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“Linden Boulevard, represent, represent.” Just one day before what would have been his 46th birthday, A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg was honored by having the block he affectionately referenced incessantly in his rhymes named after him. Visit for more information With a sea of people screaming his name and his family and friends-including […]